Clean Green Bean Casserole Two Ways

Clean Green Bean Casserole #1 I will be very honest with you about the green bean casserole – I don’t love it. More than that I am not a huge fan of many fall vegetables and dishes. I’m just not and neither are my kids. I will cook and eat them but I much prefer fresh and juicy produce centered recipes. However, as kids are growing I want them to grow up with traditions. I want them to feel Canadian and included. Yes, I want that! I’m all…
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Easy Parmesan Mushrooms Recipe

Only four ingredients, including salt and pepper, 20 minutes and you have a healthy crowd pleaser – Parmesan Mushrooms. We even had these mushrooms for dinner on top of quinoa because that’s how food blogging business runs – you eat what you cooked that day. These were absolutely delicious and so easy to prepare! With all the Holidays parties and potlucks, these juicy stuffed mushrooms will save you so much time! You can even prepare them in advance and bake right before serving. Great for transporting too.

Baked Cauliflower Parmesan Steaks with Wild Rice Salad

If you are running out of ideas how to cook cauliflower, here is a new fun way in a form of steaks. Plus they are crunchy, pretty and delicious. My kids loved these and even ate the salad. Overall, easy and clean meatless dinner. I baked cauliflower directly on a well oiled baking sheet for that nice crispy outside.

Parmesan Pumpkin and Spinach Quinoa Recipe

30 minute, from start to finish, healthy meatless dinner idea. Light and fluffy quinoa in a sweet Parmesan pumpkin sauce with fresh baby spinach. Even my 8 year old was licking the spoon and he is not a pumpkin and quinoa fan. Cheese always does the trick though. And Parmesan is one of my favourites because you need just a little to go a long way. This pumpkin quinoa was so easy and delicious! I’m on a major pumpkin kick this year because I love how it adds volume to desserts…
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Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake

We love Parmesan Zucchini Sticks and I have baked tomatoes topped with Parmesan cheese a numerous # of times. So, I thought why not to combine both with some garlic and make zucchini bake?! Cheese with garlic is always a winning combo. In Ukraine, garlic and dill go together like lime and cilantro in Mexico. Great success! This zucchini and tomato bake literally took me 5 minutes of chopping and other 25 minutes I was grilling Lemon Rosemary Chicken, while zucchini and tomatoes were baking. 

Stuffed Parmesan Mushrooms Recipe

Stuffed mushroom caps with mushrooms, parsley and 2 kinds of cheese – fresh Parmigiano Reggiano and Mozzarella. You really do not need too many ingredients to make this light, filling and full of flavour party appetizer. It is important to choose fresh and firm white or brown mushrooms. I bought this 20 pack at Costco. I’m all pictures rather than words today. Do not rinse them but rather wipe with damp paper towel. This way, mushrooms won’t soak up extra water and become soggy. Just pull out the…
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Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Recipe

If you are a fan of pesto then you will like this recipe. I find pesto belongs to “love or hate it” foods. This pesto sauce is super healthy. Made with spinach, barely any oil and sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts. Sunflower seeds are lower in calories, fat and higher in protein than traditionally used pine nuts. That’s why I chose them.

Fresh Parmesan Green Beans Recipe

Fresh Parmesan Green Beans Recipe

Crunchy fresh green beans made with roasted garlic and coated in melted parmesan cheese. These are perfect any time of the year and especially for the BBQ season. Vegetarian and gluten free. It’s spring in Vancouver and these beans scream spring and healthy to me. I love french green beans from Costco. They are thin and already trimmed. But any kind of green beans will work.